Meet Pam, your host!
Why Pam Keyzer for International Director Region VII? Why Now?
Because I'll give the job everything I've got, from top to
Let me explain.
First, I want to offer you my experience as a Policy Maker.
Directors Develop policy.
Offer ideas that get results.
Ensure fiscal stability.
Plan the long and short term.
They know how to manage.
At the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, I review and set policy.
I oversee and save millions of dollars for taxpayers. How do I do
it? Through consensus, by working with everyone from management, to
Making policy is an exciting job!
Second, I want to offer you my feet...as an Ambassador.
An Ambassador helps our Clubs and Districts stay focused on their
And that is to Think Distinguished.
Directors help the Top 3 keep their eye on the donut, and not the
Becoming Distinguished doesn't happen overnight.
It takes time to learn how to Think Distinguished.
It's like the game Giant Steps. I started off with a baby step...
11 years ago when I joined Toastmasters.
How did I join? On the other side of my cubicle, I heard laughing
and clapping every Wednesday at noon. I remember thinking, who are
these people? My co-worker said, that's Toastmasters, come to a meeting.
So I went and my reaction was "get me out of here!" I thought,
"I can never do this." And I didn't go back for months.
But I joined in 1989 because my boss told me I was going to explain
a new environmental law to 400 angry industry officials.
I've taken some Big steps in learning what it takes to be a Distinguished
5 years later I was a Distinguished Club President
A Distinguished Area Governor
A Distinguished Division Governor
I've taken some Giant steps at the District level:
Excellence in Marketing
Excellence in Education and Training
President's Distinguished District, Number 4 in the World, last year.
I'm proud to have been a part of those teams. And I'm proud to be
a candidate who has held each of those Top 3 positions.
And now I'm ready to Take the Next Step...to help us all Think Distinguished
because my head and my feet are focused on our program.
Finally, I want to offer my heart...as a Motivational Trainer.
Professionally, I train project managers on 2 systems at U.S. EPA.
In Toastmasters, I asked if I could train Club Presidents in 1994.
And I spent the next 5 years training Club Presidents!
How are Directors involved in training?
They recommend programs and train Top 3 Officers.
They do what's best for all members and communicate those decisions.
Directors are a role model for leadership.
They represent our organization NOT just as a speaker, but
as a listener.
Past President Bob Barnhill calls the Board "the collective
wisdom of the past 75 years"
I want to contribute to that wisdom and build on it.
So this winter I called the Governors and Lt. Governors of Marketing
who had achieved Distinguished or higher last year. I asked them,
"What worked, what made the difference?" I sought their
wisdom to share it with others. I listened and the results are "Lessons
from the Top and Marketing Excellence" which I shared with Region
VII's leaders this spring.
Why Pam Keyzer now?
I want to help NOW and I offer my heart and my dedication.
P for Policy Maker, A for Ambassador, M for Motivational Trainer.
That spells Pam !
In closing, being an International Director is NOT a title.
It's NOT a seat at the head table. It's a commitment.
Consider my experience and the ideas I can offer as a Policy Maker
Use your feet... to take Giant Steps with Me.
Follow your heart and Vote for Pam Keyzer for International Director